Broadway show Dancin’ to return in spring

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NEW YORK —
Bob Fosse’s all-singing, all-dancing 1978 revue “Dancin”‘ is headin’ again to Broadway and the late choreographer’s daughter calls “a magic carpet experience.”

“Everything is in it,” Nicole Fosse tells The Associated Press. “It’s received politics, childlike humour, historical past, romance. My father knew that individuals go to the theatre to study but in addition to be entertained. He by no means forgot you’ve to hold an viewers entertained.”

The newly named “Bob Fosse’s ‘Dancin”” is just not a simple show to revive, in giant half as a result of there isn’t a guide and no recording. It’s a sequence of unconnected dance items with a couple of massive scenes pushing 16 dancers to the restrict. “From the opening quantity, you are taken on a magic carpet experience by means of the human expertise,” says Fosse.

Performances start March 2, 2023, on the Music Box Theatre, with a gap evening set for March 19. The revival had a check run final spring at The Old Globe in San Diego, California.

The revival will likely be beneath the course and musical staging of Wayne Cilento, one of many authentic stars of the show who was nominated for a Tony Award for the position.

Choreography enter additionally has been provided from Christine Colby Jacques, who as an understudy in the unique, that means she discovered all of the components and whose recall was “invaluable,” says Fosse. The show has been “refreshed” to deliver it up to date and producers name it “120 minutes of wall-to-wall dance.”

“Dancin”‘ initially had a four-year run from 1978 to 1982 and received two Tony Awards, together with finest choreography. It has dances set to songs from a wide range of sources, together with Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Jerry Jeff Walker and John Philip Sousa.

Fosse was the exacting thoughts behind the angular actions and bowler hats of “Chicago,” the brutally autobiographical “All That Jazz” and the darkish punch of the movie “Cabaret.”

The revival coincides with new curiosity in the choreographer and filmmaker, whose life was revealed the 2019 FX sequence “Fosse/Verdon.”

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